Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Tuesday, October 21, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Scenic vista

It’s going to be raining for a week, so here’s a bit of sunny scenery to get you through it. This view is around the block from my house.

View of Vashon Island from Normandy Park, WA view point

View of Vashon Island and Puget Sound from Normandy Park, WA view point

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Published Monday, October 20, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Graceful autumn leaves

Took a walk today during the break from the rain.

Red and orange Japanese maple leaves in autumn sunshine

Graceful, lacy, red and orange leaves in autumn sunshine

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Published Sunday, October 19, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

African baskets

Another archive photo, but good in any season, a display of colorful African baskets at a farm stand in Skagit Valley, WA.

Colorful striped baskets handmade in Africa for sale in far-away Washington State.

Colorful striped baskets handmade in Africa for sale in far-away Washington State.

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Published Saturday, October 18, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Magenta tulips

Another April Skagit Valley tulip shot from the archives. I really like this one.

Magenta tulips in a field in Skagit Valley, Washington

Magenta tulips in a field in Skagit Valley, Washington

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Published Friday, October 17, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink tulips in a field

It’s from the opposite side of the year, so maybe tulips are blooming now in Australia? In any case, a visit to my tulip archive yielded this cheerful picture.

Pink tulips with magenta edges bloomed in Skajit County Tulip Fest in April

Pink tulips with magenta edges bloomed in Skajit County Tulip Fest in April

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Published Thursday, October 16, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Fall color

I’m finally ready to admit it’s fall. Visiting a friend on Camano Island, north of Seattle, the colors are beginning.

A trio of red, yellow, and green leaves in early fall

A trio of red, yellow, and green leaves in early fall

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Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Rose and dahlia bouquet

Since it was going to rain all week, I just went out and got all the flowers I could.

Garden roses and dahlias in a bouquet

Garden roses and dahlias in a bouquet

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Published Tuesday, October 14, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink sky

Recent sunset sky near my house. What a brief and glorious sight!

Pink and purple sky with trees in silhouette

Pink, orange and lavender sky with trees in silhouette

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Published Monday, October 13, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Garden roses bouquet

Rain has begun, but I cut the roses first.

Peace and other roses in a bouquet

Peace and other roses in a bouquet

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Published Sunday, October 12, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Cape Sundew plant

This is my little carniverous Cape Sundew (drosera capensis) plant that I got to help with fruit flies in my kitchen. The plant is about as wide as my hand, and the flower stem is almost a foot tall! I don’t know that it traps all that many fruit flies, but it’s cute, and I was thrilled when it recently began to flower. As instructed, I keep the saucer half filled with water, in part sun, and it seems to be happy. Bonus: TWO photos this post!

Cape Sundew (   ) on a windowsill with fruit flies in its feathery leaves.

Cape Sundew (drosera capensis) on my windowsill with a few tiny fruit flies in its feathery leaves. The flower stem is at upper right.

Cape Sundew flowers, about 2" or 10cm tall on a stem about 12".

Tiny pink Cape Sundew flowers, each less than half an inch (1 cm) on a stem about 12″ tall.  Only one flower blooms at a time.

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Published Saturday, October 11, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Vanda orchid

At the last day before the recent temporary closure to complete the restoration at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory (reopening Dec. 6!), these purple vanda orchids did their amazing thing.

Backlit vanda orchids show an almost plaid pattern at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

Backlit vanda orchids show an almost plaid pattern at the Volunteer Park Conservatory

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Published Thursday, October 9, 2014, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Sky with white clouds

In my backyard…

Swirly puffs of white clouds in a blue sky

Swirly puffs of white clouds in a blue sky

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